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The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
The temperatures are beginning to cool down and there are many great activities in September including concerts, football games and the State Fair of Texas.
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Don't miss the greatest state fair in the United States!
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The Interurban Railway Museum is housed in a restored depot that served Plano from 1908 until 1948. Historical exhibits detail Plano's early days and even before then and highlight the forces that shaped what the city has become. A train car outside the depot has been restored to show what the mail cars and passenger cars of the time looked like.
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
When Lamar Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks from the Los Angeles Lakers, it didn't just, mean
Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish pubs and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day. Sláinte!
At Grapefest you can stomp grapes, taste wine, dine on corny dogs and awesome festival food, shop, enjoy amusement rides and lots of family fun.
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
Read my review of Hook, Line and Sinker. If you haven't been there lately, it's time to go. Check out the newest location in Far North Dallas.
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
If you're unemployed, have no insurance or you're on Medicaid, you can get a free flu shot for yourself or your child in Dallas County.
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
The 9th annual Tour des Fleurs is Saturday, September 20, and the race starts and ends at the Dallas Arboretum.
Fall weather brings lots of outdoor activities for you to enjoy in DFW. Don't miss pumpkin patches, Halloween events, the State Fair of Texas and so much more.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
Whitey Whatley is Bonnie Blossman's daughter and she has been in all 3 seasons of Big Rich Texas. Whitney's
Here are some of the greatest Halloween activities for DFW. Don't forget your costume.
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
Have you tried the Fried Cuban Sandwich at the State Fair of Texas? Hear me now, believe me later -- it's good!
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
The Dallas Cowboys travel to Houston to take on the Texans Saturday, August 28 at 7 p.m. on CBS.
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
Background: Cindy Davis is one of the newest cast members of the Style Network's hit show Big Rich Texas.
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
The Dallas World Aquarium is the home to fish and marine life from around the world. Page 6.
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors.
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
It's Mudbug Season DFW!
Find information on local, state, and national elections. Tarrant County election web sites will help you find polling places, ballot samples and other information.
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
Ring in the new year with lots of fun activities in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park located in Grapevine, Texas. It becomes an outdoor waterpark too during the summer months.
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
Check out some great concerts at the State Fair of Texas. There's no additional charge for concerts. How cool is that?
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is a transormation from theme park to SCREAM PARK!
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
The Heritage Senior Center in Irving provides recreational activities, hot meals, and informative classes for senior citizens.
Dallas and Fort Worth have a wonderful variety of restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, casual dining, family-style dining, fast casual, fast food or take-out.
The Capital Grille opened up in Plano and it's one fantastic night out on the town.
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
Fort Worth is home to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club.
The eight finalists for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced Wednesday. Make plans now to attend the State Fair of Texas.
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
Why not spice up your Thanksgiving meal with a Cajun Fried Turkey? You can still make dressing and sweet potatoes.
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
Tim Halperin was a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol. He made the Top 24. After elimination he's thanking fans with a free download.
Spring Broke? Here are some free things to do in DFW.
Thanksgiving is an excellent excuse to gather around the table with family and friends, eat delicious meals and watch some great football. In 2013, Thanksgiving Day is November 28th.
Come celebrate the season as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a magical wonderland.
The Warren Commission believed that Lee Harvey Oswald fired out of a corner window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Cardboard boxes were found arranged in a “sniper's nest” looking over Houston Street and Elm Street. Page 2.
DFW has many great restaurants to enjoy a slice of pie. What's your favorite place?
Some summer camps are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun. Here is a list of every summer camp in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
Many new activities, contests and cook-offs are being planned for the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum through April 8, 2013.
Six Flags Over Texas opens March 2 for the 2013 season.
Dallas' Cortez Shaw makes Top 10 Guys on American Idol 2013.
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
In 2014, Easter Sunday is April 20.
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
A number of DFW restaurants are open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
The Ronald McDonald House Trains Exhibit Rolls Through Dallas this Holiday Season November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014 at NorthPark Center.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is a fifteen-member elected body whose purpose is to establish policies and set standards for Texas public schools and to mandate instruction in the knowledge and skills essential to a well-balanced curriculum. The SBOE also oversees the Permanent School Fund, which provides money to Texas public schools through investments and rentals, royalties, and sales of public lands.
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
There are numerous 9/11 memorial services throughout DFW to commemorate the lives lost during the tragic events that occurred on that date in 2001 at sites in New York City, Washington and southern Pennsylvania.
Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
Blood may be thicker than water, but it's not thicker than oil if your last name is Ewing. Dallas is
Best Thai in Frisco is really THE best Thai. Period.
Ring in the new year in Dallas at a fabulous restaurant!
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
You don't need to hop a 737 to New Orleans. Dallas has fun on Fat Tuesday.
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
Spa Nail 7 is a reasonably-priced, extremely sanitary nail salon in Frisco, Texas. Under new management, you will appreciate their customer service and relaxing atmosphere.
Mobile Pet Grooming
The Admiral's Club in Terminal C at DFW provides a nice place to unwind and relax before a flight or during a layover. Quiet, free wi-fi, full bar, and decent snack menu makes the time pass quickly.
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
An old-timey train car and railroad depot sit in the corner of Haggard Park near downtown Plano, housing the Interurban Railway Museum. From 1908 to 1948, the railroad depot served as a stop along the Texas Electric Railway as it ran from Denison to Dallas.
Many cities have great parks for your best friend to exercise and socialize. Most have water fountains.
ArtsGoggle is a Fort Worth Festival filled with live music, arts and lots of fun October 11, 2014.
Celebrate Movember Dallas with Kick Off event at the Green Room.
At Build-A-Bear Workshops, kids get to build, dress, and accessorize their own stuffed animal. The new toys get a birth certificate with the name of the stuffed animal and the owner's name. More recently, a virtual Build-A-Bear allows new owners to have online adventures with their stuffed animal. Parties start as low as $10 per guest.
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. In the last decade, the city of Dallas and several developers have made a concerted effort to bring life back to downtown. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.
Easter fun can include a fabulous brunch buffet with friends, an egg hunt with the kids, or a stroll through the park. Easter falls on April 8, 2012.
The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest school district in Texas after Houston ISD and the twelfth largest in the nation with over 158,000 students. It serves the cities of Dallas, Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Desoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite, Seagoville, and Wilmer with 22 High Schools, nine Magnet High Schools, seven Alternative School Programs, 32 middle schools, and 155 elementary schools.
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
DFW finally got a record: 71 days of triple-digit temperatures!
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has more than 26,000 students. It serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving with twenty-seven elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, and three special programs centers.
DFW's local florists can arrange to deliver flowers for any occasion.
NorthPark Center, located on Central Expressway in Dallas, is an upscale shopping center.
Wild Salsa is a restaurant full of authentic Mexico City cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients, mostly local and from Texas.
Six Flags Over Texas celebrates 50 years in Arlington, Texas.
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
Martin Luther King Jr Day is celebrated with parades, music and events throughout DFW.
Haystack Burgers & Barley features fresh, mouthwatering burgers, hand-cut fries, haystack onion rings, sandwiches, salads and hand-crafted beers on tap.
DFW Xmas Lights can install and remove Christmas lights. Call for a free quote.
GrapeFest is an amazing festival each year where you can stomp grapes, taste wine, enjoy live music, drink wine and drink wine.
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
Babe's Chicken Dinner Restaurant is a family-style restaurant serving the best in Southern style comfort food.
The largest NFL Experience, the NFL’s interactive theme park, is coming to North Texas leading up to Super Bowl XLV at the Dallas Convention Center Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-6, 2011.
Downtown Plano has upscale, affordable apartments, art galleries and museums, restaurants, shopping, theatres, and a large park to relax in. Charming neighborhood filled with early twentieth-century homes lie within easy walking distance.
Fearings Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is an incredible dining experience in Uptown Dallas.